Meet our leadership and business support team
At space* we are on a new, exciting journey and I am delighted to be our, Operational Manager. As an experienced educationalist, I firmly believe that informal learning and free association are key to the personal, social & political growth of children and young people. We work with young people to encourage them to believe in their potential, have aspirations and make their own choices.. ..To be who they wish to be, to influence their communities and recognise their ability to create the world they want to live in. It is my job to provide support and guidance to our teams of youth workers and to work collaboratively with partners. To ensure that our Early Help offer is strategically linked and that we are an accountable, learning organisation. Above all, that we act with authentic respect for all and have genuine determination to make a difference.
Homelife is just as hectic with two teenage boys who like to spend my wages, various pets including a bearded dragon and I am heavily involved with Honiton Community Theatre Company as their Youth Secretary, supporting young people backstage and guiding the committee on safeguarding procedures in entertainment. The stage has not beckoned me yet but you never know!
My background is in Finance and HR in private practice and the charity sector. I have spent the past 25 years working with SME’s in a variety of industries, taking the burden of the everyday accounts and payroll functions as well as providing strategic support to their businesses. Joining a Youth Work organisation is a new industry for me and I am very much enjoying learning about what they do. I feel privileged to be working with such an inspirational and creative group of people and am looking forward to supporting them as they develop and grow into the future.